Implementing Organizational Change: Theory and Practice

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 - Business & Economics - 212 pages
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In Implementing Organizational Change: Theory and Practice, Bert Spector provides a clear sequential framework for implementing change effectively. This framework is based on four perspectives: Performance perspective: The goal of change management is to create and sustain outstanding performances. Behavioral perspective: Alterations in patterns of employee behavior need to accompany all types of changes in order to achieve outstanding performance. Implementation perspective: Recognition of the need for change must be accompanied by effective implementation if outstanding performance is to be achieved. Leadership perspective: The coordinated efforts of leaders at multiple levels and in multiple units of an organization will promote effective implementation. Book jacket.

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This book is clearly a text book, but as I flipped the pages I didn't feel like I was reading a text book at all. Putting clarity on many situations in my own work life, I found Spector's work to be ... Read full review


Theories of Effective Change Implementation
Organizational Diagnosis
Organizational Culture and Change

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Bert Spector is an Associate Professor in the Human Resources Management Group at Northeastern University, an associate of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiations, and a visiting professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and INSEAD (France). Professor Spector holds a PhD from the University of Missouri. Since joining the College of Business Administration faculty in 1983, he has coauthored a number of books in the area of human resource management and organizational change, including Managing Human Assets (1984), Human Resource Management: A General Manager's Perspective (1985), and The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal (1990). He is the author of Taking Charge and Letting Go (1995). Professor Spector's articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review.

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